Airbnb in British Columbia: a look at some expensive listings

Want to spend the night in a domain by the swimming pool or in a contemporary ski chalet?

Airbnb recently announced that the vast majority of taxes collected in Canada last year were related to listings in British Columbia. While much of the $40 million is due to a provincial agreement on the amount billed for accommodation, available properties in the province are likely a factor as well.

Here’s a look at some of the more luxurious options on the site.


This six bedroom”luxury ski-in ski-out lodge” near Whistler rents for a whopping $9,450 a night, not including hospitality fees and resort taxes.

According to the list, those willing to shell out what could be a year’s worth of rent, depending on where you live, can be on the slopes of Whistler in minutes.

The property also includes a home gym, hot tub, sauna and fireplace, as well as a wine cooler, fully equipped kitchen, dining area that seats 10, ski storage, dryers -shoes, table football and a pizza oven.

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At a similar price, a modern Whistler cottage with 13 beds includes a whiskey room, massage and spa room, pool table, heated pool and fire pit.

As with most listings, hosts can change what they ask for in high season, but for one week in November, the owner is looking for $9,142 per night, plus hospitality and occupancy fees. For a week in June, they are asking $10,439 per night and renters are required to book at least four nights.


In Kelowna, a huge area can be yours for around $4,000 a night, plus service and occupancy fees and cleaning fees, though sometimes it can cost as little as $1,500 a night.

Billed as a “work from home,” the listing describes the estate as 10,000 square feet of open layout and offering views of Lake Okanagan.

The entrance is “draped in marble” and features a spiral staircase and a floor-to-ceiling fireplace. The house also has six bedrooms, a play area,

“Arranged at your convenience” can be a private chef, luxury vehicle rental and more. No smoking, no pets and no parties allowed.


For less than half the price, depending on the time of year, a short-term tenant could stay on their own five-acre island.

The listing highlights a “main cabin” that sleeps 13, as well as an “adorable rustic love cabin” that sleeps four. There’s a stage for concerts, a grass-covered dance floor, and more.

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